Albert Victor Edward of Wales: Visit to London, 1885

British (London)
1885
Artist George-Gammon Adams (British, 1821–1898)


Mint: London, Great Britain

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1177

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Albert Victor Edward of Wales (1864-1892), commemorating his visit to London on 29 June 1885.

Obverse: Profile bust of Albert Victor looking to proper left in a wreath of roses and other plants; inscribed above “.H.R.H.PRINCE ALBERT VICTOR EDWARD OF WALES.”, on bust “G.G.ADAMS. SC.”, and below “BORN JANUARY 8TH 1864”.

Reverse: Albert Victor standing at proper right extending his hand to Lord Chamberlain standing at proper left, who holds a miniature building, before the Lord Mayor behind a table with a sword and mace on top, flanked by Princess Alexandra at his right and the Prince of Wales at his left, and the arms of the city of London exergue; inscribed in English above “RECEIVING THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF LONDON JUNE 29TH 1885.” and below “G.G.ADAMS.D.F.”.

Original leather case, lined with fabric in two pieces and poor condition; inscribed on cover with gilded “IN COMMEMORATION OF THE VISIT OF/H.R.H. Prince Albert Victor of Wales, K.G./TO THE CITY OF LONDON/29TH JUNE 1885./THE Rt. Hon. Robert Nicholas [F]owler M.P./LORD MAYOR/JAMES WHITEBEAD ESQ.ALD/GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS ESQ./SHERIFFS/RICHARD CLARENCE HALSE ESQ. CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE.”; stamped on the inside in an oval “G G ADAMS/SCULPTOR/LONDON”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above ".H.R.H.PRINCE ALBERT VICTOR EDWARD OF WALES.", on bust "G.G.ADAMS. SC.", and below "BORN JANUARY 8TH 1864".

Reverse: Inscribed above "RECEIVING THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF LONDON JUNE 29TH 1885." and below "G.G.ADAMS.D.F.".

Provenance

2005, Coin Galleries, New York; February 2005, sold by Coin Galleries to Cornelius C. Vermuele, III; 2005, gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule, III to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III in honor of Malcolm Rogers